AREAS OF PROTECTED LANDSCAPES
Areas of protected landscapes cover the areas, which are taken under protection, because of their outstanding, diversified landscape. They are very valuable due to touristic matters. They also perform a function of ecological corridors.
"The Silesian Forests", the land of protected landscape in Wymiarki Forest District covers the area of around 10 790 ha, whereas "Bogumiłów Forests" around 2 560 ha.
Forest management in State Forests is based on the Forest Management Plans created for the Forest District once per 10 years. They are prepared for the State Forests by specialised units, among others by The Bureau for Forest Management and Geodesy (Biuro Urządzania Lasu i Geodezji Leśnej, BULiGL). The Forest Management Plans are approved by Environment Minister after consultations with society.
Preparation of the plan is always preceded by very precise inventory of stocks and assessment of the forest condition. The foresters specify such forest characteristics as: structure, formation, age, species composition, forest condition, soil and site conditions, etc. In actions planned to be realised, the aims of forest management and functions the forests perform in arranged forest district, are taken into account.